Risk Guides

Concise, practical guidance

NHBC Risk Guides provide concise, practical guidance in meeting NHBC requirements in particular parts of the construction process.

The Risk Guides are issued to our building inspectors. They’ll refer to them at their pre-start meeting with you and may then use them as your work progresses on site depending on the specific site requirements.

Where useful information already exists, the guides will refer to these additional resources. Where existing information doesn’t exist, the guides may include an element of technical detailing to assist in interpretation and understanding.

When using the guides remember that they’re designed as a discussion document, and not a fully exhaustive checklist or compilation of all applicable technical details.

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Balconies - revised 05/20

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Cavity trays/DPCs – Superstructure - revised 05/20

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Fire considerations (blocks) - revised 05/20

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Ground supported slabs - revised 05/20

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Heave precautions - revised 05/20

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Parapets and copings - revised 05/20

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Pitched roof covering - revised 05/20

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Radon/Gas protection - revised 05/20

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Render - revised 05/20

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Spandrel panels to cold roof spaces - revised 05/20

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Waterproofing basements and other below ground structures - revised 05/20

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